Siân Berry: In your reasoning for rejecting the proposed scheme for the Stag Brewery, Mortlake, you told the public hearing: “Despite the hard work of the GLA team, the public benefits offered would not clearly outweigh the harm. I’m particularly concerned that the affordable housing offer, which remains below the expectations that I have in my plan, does not unbalance the adverse impacts of the...
Siân Berry: Thank you for your answer to my question 2021/1481. You told me: “I understand the concerns raised by residents, particularly about the RPI increases in the charge, and these will be looked into.” Could you update me on these investigations into the RPI increases in the fixed estate charge?
Siân Berry: Thank you for your answer to my question 2021/2774. You told me: “Through the London Asylum Group, GLA officials have worked with Reed in Partnership to promote and embed the London Housing Protocol.” Could you provide me with links to meetings and minutes of the London Asylum Group and a copy of the London Housing Protocol?
Siân Berry: Which boroughs have instigated Article 4 Directions so that residents need planning permission to put solar PV on their homes in conservation areas? Could you provide the information in table form listing the boroughs, the conservation areas within them subject to Article 4 Directions, and how much land this covers in square kilometres.
Siân Berry: How many bids have you received for the Right to Buy-back fund since bidding opened on 8 August 2021, from which local authorities or their dedicated delivery bodies and for how many properties?
Siân Berry: Thank you for your answer to my question 2021/2779. You told me: “Earlier this year the GLA commissioned research which included proposals for the inclusion of people seeking asylum in decision making in London. My new Asylum Welcome programme will help local authorities to ensure service design is being shaped by lived experience.” Could you share this research as well as details,...
Siân Berry: A constituent has raised concerns over the accessibility of information about the distribution of your affordable housing grants. Could you tell me: a) how can a London resident find out if any grant in relation to their home was applied for or granted, and b) what policies are place to prevent housing providers from not obtaining available funding, in order to charge unaffordable and higher...
Siân Berry: Your London Solar Opportunity Map was launched in 2020 (https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/energy/ene rgy-buildings...). Could you demonstrate how it has had a positive impact on the installation of solar PV in London?
Siân Berry: How many kilometres of cycle lanes does Transport for London (TfL) have on the roads within its control, and could you classify them by level of protection – on-road protected, off carriageway (on pavement), off carriageway (shared use pavement), and on road unprotected lanes?
Siân Berry: Statistics from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Renewable Energy by Local Authority, 2014-19 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/regional-renewable- statistics) show that the number of solar PV installations across London’s boroughs varies widely. What are you doing in addition to the Solar Together scheme to work with those boroughs with very low levels of...
Siân Berry: The timescale of ADD2488 says a finalised report for your Roofs designed to cool programme will be produced in February 2021, and that the project will be closed in March 2021. Could you provide me with the report and any associated findings?
Siân Berry: A constituent has shared data with me that appears to show a high number of Taxicard bookings are cancelled by operators after they are made. Can you reassure me that Transport for London (TfL) ensures these cancelled journeys are not counted either as part of a disabled person’s limited number of rides, or as part of the journeys fulfilled by the scheme operator?
Siân Berry: What training is your Mayor's Construction Academy (MCA) providing to deal with the skills shortages among retrofit installers, how many people has it already upskilled, and what are its plans for future training?
Siân Berry: The proposed Thames Barrier Bridge could provide a fully accessible walking and cycling connection over the Thames, and provide a much-needed crossing downstream of Tower Bridge which is not dependent on lifts to operate. Do you recognise the need for new crossings, and support this proposal?
Siân Berry: Since your answer to 2019/19667, there have been several new occurrences of flooding to infrastructure operated by Transport for London (TfL). Can you list for the last two years since that answer: a) what stations or other transport infrastructure were closed due to flooding, b) how long they were closed, and c) the dates they were closed?
Siân Berry: Will you publish the 2016 London Underground Comprehensive Review of Flood Risks, and subsequent work on surface water flooding by Transport for London (TfL), and if not will you explain what prevents you from sharing it?
Siân Berry: What are the current speed limits for each road bridge across the Thames, and when did they last change?
Siân Berry: Can you share the most recent assessment by Transport for London (TFL) of gaps between crossings of the Thames for people walking and cycling?
Siân Berry: What involvement has Transport for London (TfL) had in the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, which is now budgeted at £6.3bn, and are you supporting this proposed new motorway?
Siân Berry: Thank you for your answer to my question 2021/1473, has Transport for London (TfL) now drafted the plan to which you referred which would accelerate work on vision zero and improve safety at the most dangerous junctions?